Thomas Rhett, Chaco Footwear Unveil New Collaboration Sandal
Thomas Rhett has announced his newest collaboration with Chaco Footwear, which expands upon last year’s collection.
The limited-edition sandals are inspired by Rhett’s love for the outdoors and memories on the river with his family. With two different patterns available in both adult and children’s sizes, the collection features the vibrant colors of the rainbow trout and the brook trout.
“Getting out and being in the river with my wife, family or friends is one of the most peaceful ways that we get to spend time together. Those moments, when I’m 60 or 70 years old and looking back, are going to stand out as some of my favorite memories,” Rhett shares. “One of the main reasons I wanted to make sure we added a kid’s line is that I want our kids to feel a part of this. I cannot wait to see entire families in these shoes all over the country this year and have that encourage them to get out and do something adventurous together.”
“Thomas Rhett embodies the Chaco Nation spirit, and we are so excited to be working with him again on another collaboration,” says Lauren Poole, Sr. Director of Marketing, Chaco. “This year, we took fans’ feedback and focused on fishing-inspired design and styles the whole family can wear on adventures together.”
Proceeds from each children’s sandal sale will be donated to Love One International—providing access to life-saving medical care to children in Uganda; and a donation made to Trout Unlimited, a non-profit dedicated to conserving freshwater streams, rivers, and associated upland habitats for trout, salmon, and other aquatic species.
BBR Music Group Elevates Caitlyn Gordon To Director, Marketing
BBR Music Group has promoted Caitlyn Gordon to Director of Marketing. She will report to JoJamie Hahr, SVP of BBR Music Group.
Gordon previously served as the Director of Midwest/Southeast Promotion for BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records. In her new role of Director of Marketing, she will manage projects for the label group’s roster of artists, including Jason Aldean, Lainey Wilson, Elvie Shane, Jelly Roll and more; create marketing plans; streamline advertising initiatives; and coordinate with all departments on artist release plans and strategies.
In her ten years at BBR Music Group, Gordon has risen through the ranks within the company from Promotion Coordinator. Scoring numerous No. 1s throughout her tenure, her most recent was Shane’s debut country radio single “My Boy.”
“Caitlyn has been a superstar within our promotion team at BBR Music Group/BMG for nearly 10 years and has always been a shining example of class, leadership, creativity, and passion,” says Hahr. “We are so lucky to have her join the team!”
Gordon can be reached at [email protected].
Mountain Home Music Company Signs Sister Sadie
Mountain Home Music Company has signed award-winning quintet Sister Sadie to an exclusive recording contract. The group consists of founding member and fiddle player Deanie Richardson, banjo player/vocalist Gena Britt, Jaelee Roberts on guitar, bassist Hasee Ciacco, and mandolin player and singer Mary Meyer.
Sister Sadie, which launched in the wake of a one-off show at Nashville’s Station Inn in 2012, is an all-female group that was named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 2020, as well as Vocal Group of the Year in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The band’s previous release, Sister Sadie II, earned them a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album in 2019.
“Sister Sadie is incredibly excited to be a part of the Mountain Home Family,” the band shares. “We are looking forward to making a new record soon with this amazing team. On behalf of Gena, Deanie, Hasee, Jaelee and Mary, thank you for believing in us and giving us a place to make more Sister Sadie music.”
“Sister Sadie has already had quite an impact on bluegrass,” notes Mountain Home’s Jon Weisberger. “Their awards are testimony to that, but I believe a look at the esteem that musicians like Gena and Deanie have among their colleagues, and at the breadth of the group’s audience, tells the story at least as well as the trophies. We think the best is yet to come for Sister Sadie’s music, and we’re looking forward to bringing it to the world.”
CWBY Inks With CDX Records For Distribution
Country/pop artist CWBY has inked an exclusive deal with CDX Records. The signing comes just ahead of his forthcoming single release, “Insecure” on Friday, May 13. The track will serve as the lead single from his debut EP Lovin’ Me Ain’t Easy due this summer.
First discovering his love for music when he began using songwriting as an outlet to express himself, CWBY has spent the last 2 years refining his craft. His debut release “Trapstar” has racked up over 1 million streams on Spotify alone, while the music video has nearly 2 million views. With fan-favorite tracks such as “Sorry Mama” and “Toxic,” CWBY has infused country, pop, rock, R&B and rap influences.
“CWBY is an innovator as much as he is a fantastic artist. He has his finger on the pulse of what is happening. We believe he will change the business like Sam Phillips and Sun Records did,” shares Joe Kelly, President of CDX Records. “CWBY and his music are right in the wheelhouse of where our music is going and we are proud to be his team.”
“I’m hyped to have CDX as my distribution partner. They believe in me and this journey and I’m looking forward to taking my career to the next level with them,” CWBY says.
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